Basic Needs | Empowering Youth | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Donate Supplies for Youth During Pandemic

Every year, United Way Bay Area hosts a backpack drive to gather backpacks for youth in our community who cannot afford them or important school supplies that help prepare them for the school year. This year, despite the...

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Empowering Youth | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

DAY OF ACTION: United Way Bay Area Hosts Virtual Career Exploration for Oakland Youth

Figuring out a career path is hard for most people but systemic barriers make it even more difficult for youth of color to expand their networks and learn about different careers available to them. As a way of...

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Impact | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Volunteering in the Time of COVID-19

Volunteers are a critical part of United Way Bay Area’s mission to help break the cycle of poverty in the Bay Area. COVID-19 is affecting us all and we’re committed to providing volunteer opportunities for those who want...

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Basic Needs | COVID-19 | Impact | United Way Bay Area

When Crisis Demands Immediate Action

When local public health officials ordered the Shelter In Place of six Bay Area counties — a necessary step to stop the catastrophic spread of this deadly disease — tens of thousands of local residents lost their jobs....

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Basic Needs | COVID-19 | Impact | United Way Bay Area

800,000 Pounds of Food Is Just the Beginning

Even in a typical year, West Valley Community Services distributes about 800,000 pounds of food to hungry people, all with the help of about 600 volunteers. But this is no typical year. “We noticed at the end of...

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Basic Needs | COVID-19 | Impact | United Way Bay Area

Resilience and Hope in San Jose

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, San Jose has been hit particularly hard. Santa Clara County was among the first to shelter in place. But as new cases continue to rise, shops and businesses remain shuttered, and...

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United Way Bay Area

UWBA stands with #BlackLivesMatter

United Way Bay Area stands in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter in the struggle to end systemic racism, poverty, injustice and police brutality. We are deeply saddened by the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so...

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United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Bay Area Pride Celebration and Volunteer Opportunity

During times of great need, we value the diverse contributions and experiences of every member of our community. United Way Bay Area celebrates and supports LGBTQ individuals during Pride Month. We are proud to call them our neighbors,...

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Basic Needs | COVID-19 | Impact | United Way Bay Area

In Solano County: A Ray of Hope in the Time of COVID-19

As the Bay Area sheltered in place, Solano County watched and waited. Then the order came down: Solano County would shelter at home along with the entire state of California. Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano, a resource for food,...

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Basic Needs | COVID-19 | Partners | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

A Lifeline in the Gig Economy

For 60 years, Community Services Agency (CSA) has been a vital lifeline to people in need. Now a member of the Emergency Assistance Network of Santa Clara County, the organization began as a community resource for immigrant farmers...

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